The use of our website should always be done in accordance with the rights and obligations which
are clearly listed on the website and the rights and obligations defined in the disclaimer,
sales terms and conditions and the privacy statement. The whole of these texts are our terms and
These general terms and conditions apply to both us, SPATIE BVBA, as well as for you, the User.
Once you use our website you expressly acknowledge and accept that our general terms and
conditions apply and that you completely renounce the application of your own general terms and
We may, in exceptional cases deviate from the general conditions, as far as these deviations are
established in writing and accepted by all parties. These deviations shall apply only to replace
or supplement the clauses where they relate to and have no effect on the application of other
provisions of the general terms and conditions.
Who are we?
The website spatie.be is an initiative of:
Kruikstraat 22, Box 12
Telefoon: +32 3 292 56 79
Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions or comments.
Good operation, safety and accessibility
You can rest assured, we offer an easy-to-use website that is safe for each User. We take all
reasonable measures necessary to ensure the proper operation, safety and accessibility of our
However, we can give you no absolute guarantees, and you must regard our measures as an
obligation of means.
Any use of the website is always at your own risk. This means that we carry no liability for
damages resulting from malfunctions, interruptions, defects or harmful elements to the website,
regardless of the existence of a strange cause or force majeure.
We have the right to limit access to our website at any time and/or to suspend it in whole or in
part, without prior warning. We do this in principle only where the circumstances justify this,
but this is not an absolute condition.
The content of the website is largely determined by us and we take great care in this content.
This means that we take the necessary measures to ensure that our website is as complete,
accurate and up to date as possible, even when the content is provided by third parties. The
content on our website can always be amended, supplemented or deleted.
However, we can give no guarantees about the quality of the information on our website. It is
possible that the information is not complete, sufficiently accurate and/or useful. We are
therefore not liable for (direct and indirect) damage the User suffers as a result of the
information on our website.
In case certain content on our website is a violation of applicable law and/or a violation of
the rights of third parties and/or simply is unacceptable, we ask you to report this to us as
soon as possible so that we can take appropriate measures. So that we can proceed to a partial
or entire removal and/or adaptation of the content.
Our website contains content that can be downloaded. Each download of our website is always at
your own risk. We are not liable and damage as a result of a loss of data or damage to the
computer system is the sole responsibility of the User.
Rates specifically but also other information about products on the website are subject to a
reservation of manifest programming and typing errors. The User cannot claim for any such errors
on the basis of the agreement with SPATIE.
What we expect from you as a User
The User also bears a certain responsibility when using our website. The User should always
refrain from actions which may have a harmful impact on the proper functioning and security of
the website. As such our website may not be used to circumvent our business model and/or to
collect information from other Users on a large scale.
It is therefore not allowed to use our website for the distribution of content that can cause
damage to other Users of the website, such as the spreading of malicious software such as
computer viruses, malware, worms, Trojans and cancel bots. The distribution of unsolicited
and/or commercial messages via the website, such as chain letters, junk email, spamming is also
included in this.
We reserve the right to take all the necessary actions that can produce recovery for us and for
our Users, both at the judicial and extrajudicial level. The User is personally and solely
responsible if his actions and behaviour can cause effective damage to the website and other
Users. In that case he must hold SPATIE harmless from any damage claim that follows.
Links to other websites
The content of our website can contain a link, hyperlink or framed link to external websites or
other forms of electronic portals. A link does not automatically mean that there is a link
between us and the external website, nor that we (implicitly) agree with the content of these
We keep no check on these external websites and are not responsible for the safe and correct
operation of the link and the final destination. As soon as you click on the link, you will
leave our website and one can no longer hold us liable for any damage.
It is possible that the external websites do not offer the same guarantees as we do. Therefore,
we recommend to read carefully the general terms and conditions and the privacy statement of
Creativity deserves protection, as well as our website and its content. The protection is
provided for by intellectual property rights and belongs to all beneficiary parties, being
SPATIE and third parties. Under content, one means the very wide category of photos, video,
audio, text, ideas, notes, drawings, articles, etc. All such content is protected by copyright
law, software law, database rights, drawings and design law and other applicable (intellectual)
property rights. The technical nature of our website itself is protected by copyright, the
software right and database law. Each trade name that we use on our websites is also protected
by the trade names law or applicable trademark law.
Each User gets a limited right to access, use and display of our web sites and its content. This
granted right is non-exclusive, non-transferable and may only be used in a personal,
non-commercial context. We ask our Users not to use and/or to make changes to the rights
protected business, without the consent of the beneficiary. SPATIE attaches great importance to
its intellectual property rights and has taken all possible measures to ensure the protection.
Any breach of the existing intellectual property rights will be pursued.
General provisions concerning the general terms and conditions
We retain the freedom to make changes to our website and related services at any time, to
expand, limit or stop them. This can be done without prior notification of the User and neither
gives rise to any form of compensation.
These general terms and conditions (including the terms and conditions of sale) are exclusively
governed by and interpreted in accordance with Belgian law. All disputes relating to or arising
from offers of SPATIE, or agreements that are concluded with it shall be submitted to the
competent court of the judicial district of Antwerp.
If the operation or validity of one or more of the above provisions of these general terms and
conditions will be in jeopardy, this will have no effect on the validity of the remaining
provisions of this agreement. In such case we have the right to change the provision concerned
with a valid provision of similar effect.